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La Crosse air travel returns to 50 per cent of last year’s level

Brad Williams

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The La Crosse Airport continues to see a rise in commercial travel, following a sharp drop in the spring because of the pandemic. 

The airport says 4086 passengers took scheduled flights in and out of La Crosse in September, the highest monthly total since 7195 in February. 

The September number is up about 4 per cent from August, and represents just over 50 per cent of the passenger total (an even 8000) from the same month in 2019. 

The total number of air passengers through La Crosse so far this year is 32,347…a mark which was reached in May of last year.

For the first nine months of 2019, the airport had 71,509 passengers, with the peak travel months of 8000 riders or more happening from May through October.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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